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Global adoption of the Blockchain remains weak, according to a Gartner poll

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The adoption and interest of blockchain technology by news managers Global business are weak, says Gartner in his 2018 CIO survey, although senior executives in telecommunications, insurance and financial services have shown interest in planning the adoption of the decentralized technology.

Although financial services and insurance companies have been leaders in blockchain activity around the world, Gartner said the transportation, government and utility sectors are becoming more important. in addition engaged. problem-solving possibilities.

For most telecommunication companies, the interest in blockchain technology stems from the desire to "own the infrastructure wires" and to seize the payment opportunities offered to consumers. This confirms the widespread belief that the interest in Distributed Register Technology (DLT), the backbone of cryptocurrencies, is improving around the world.

However, only one percent of the CIOs interviewed by Gartner "indicated any type of blockchain adoption in their organizations" while only eight percent were in the short-term planning or the Active experimentation with blockchain.

"It is essential to understand what Blockchain is and what it is capable of today, compared to how it will transform the businesses, industries, and society of tomorrow," said David Furlonger, vice president and partner at Gartner.

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Despite the growing global interest in DLT, Gartner claims that 77% of CIOs surveyed said their organization had "no interest in technology and / or no action planned to investigate or develop ".

According to Furlonger, the blockchain should be adopted and implemented with care. Any rushed decision to adopt and deploy the technological solution "could lead organizations to significant problems of failed innovation, wasteful investment, hasty decisions and even rejection" of technology.

Only about 23% of the 263 global CIOs interviewed for the survey and whose organizations had already invested in blockchain initiatives considered that technology required new skills to implement in any given field technology. Others said that the skills needed to deploy and manage this category of solutions "were the most difficult" to find, while it is also necessary to restructure the IT departments of companies to implement the chain of blocks.

"The challenge for CIOs is not just finding and retaining skilled engineers, but finding enough to cope with resource growth as blockchain developments develop," the report says.

"While many industries are showing an initial interest in blockchain initiatives, it remains to be seen whether they will accept decentralized, distributed, tokenized networks, or whether they will try to introduce the blockchain into the flows and systems. inherited value, "concludes Furlonger.

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